sometime ago the president of everything cycling, leo stone, commented on what's wrong with bike lanes; that being a loss of fear or concern for safety by the rider. sometime later questions came up regarding 'bike boxes" at intersections. as is well known portland has become the west coast instigator of this object in the road. the question became would this too create a sense of security that was misplaced. well according to tuesday's portland tribune the answer has been found and leo would not be surprised. in portland car-cycle mishaps have doubled in portland since the bike box was instituted. as i'm sure leo would say the only security on the road is the rider's attention to what is happening on the road. thanks big guy!
ode to leo